Bay Area Based Latin-Rock-Reggae Artist Razteria to Release Two Singles and Videos Ahead of the March 18th, 2016 Worldwide Release of her 5th Album, “Aventurera”

For Immediate Release – San Francisco, California – Razteria (aka Renée Asteria) can be described as a fusion of early No Doubt, Steel Pulse, Los Aterciopelados, and Marisa Monte.  She is releasing her 5th full-length album, Aventurera, worldwide through her own Asteria Records on March 18th, 2016, honoring spring. The album’s first two singles and videos, Aventurera and Change, will be released on digital platforms January 15th and 22nd 2016, respectively. The album calls out to the adventurer in each one of us to go beyond what we know, reach into the unknown, and challenge ourselves to grow. This theme is woven into a concept across all 12 tracks, with each song being part of the “Aventurera’s” story.  “The Adventurer” is each of us, in one form or another.

Razteria’s multicultural background (born in the USA of Bolivian-Dutch heritage and raised in France) has had a profound influence on her musical journey. Performing in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, her music has been described as ‘musically adventurous’ and ‘one of a kind, breaking all rules,’ uniting Reggae, passionate Latin grooves, Rock, powerful messages, and some real musical genius. She is known for her fat bass-lines, her simple yet intricate songs, and her signature ethereal harmonies. Over the past ten years Razteria, performing under both Razteria and Renée Asteria, has planted musical seeds throughout the Americas (Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, and USA) and Europe (France, Switzerland).

Aventurera was recorded & produced at Razteria’s own Truffula Oak Studio. The studio’s name comes from being nestled in an old growth of live oak trees hidden in El Sobrante Hills, CA, and symbolizes a goal of sustainability with the imagery of the Truffula tree (the central focus in Dr. Seuss’s environmentally themed classic “The Lorax”). This album is groundbreaking in its richness, showcasing a collaborative synergy with talented independent artists from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.  Artists featured on Aventurera include: Sang Matiz, Rahman Jamaal, Carolyn Smith, Chatterbox, Seneca, as well as Waddell Bell and Lou Neuburger (bass and drums, Fyah Squad Band), Raliegh Neal (keys, Michael Franti and Spearhead), Jayme Arredondo (drums, Don Carlos), Joe Newton (drums), Anthony Ant (trumpet), Dave Eagle (percussion), and Luke Thomas (guitar).  Once the basic tracks were completed, James Ward of Live Oak Studio (Girl on Fire’s Alicia Keys, Will Smith, Beyonce/Destiny’s Child), with whom Razteria has been working for the past 9 years, helped her take the mixes to the final level, and Justin Weiss of Trakworx (Zion I, The Coup, Papa Roach, Chuchito Valdes & Eddy Navia) mastered the album. Two of the songs (Change and Little Sister) were mixed at Kinyama Sounds (Rootwords), a Suisse based label.

Razteria released her debut album Renée Asteria in 2005, produced on 2-inch tape at Closer Studios in San Francisco.  In 2007, while working as a research assistant for the University of Buenos Aires, Razteria met Argentinian producer Matias Martyn (Univerzoo). They produced her first Reggae-infused, bilingual (Spanish/English) album, Faces of Agent Double E / Caras de Agente Doble E.  Her next album, RazteRia, featured vocals, music and lyrics by Razteria, vocals by Godelive (an upcoming Congolese American singer), and musicians Waddell Bell (bass), Lou Neuburger (drums), Joe Bressler (keyboards), Luke Thomas (guitar), and a feature by Oakland based Mexican rap artist Raw-G on the remix Risk. Razteria’s senior album, Maz Raz, was recorded and mixed at Live Oak Studio in Berkeley CA, (Destiny’s Child; Tony Toni Tone; Too Short), and began to chart on the CMJ New World Chart in August 2015.  Razteria’s most recently released single was Little Sister, a lively pop-reggae tune that is the fruit of an international collaboration between Kinyama Sounds (Geneva, Switzerland) and Live Oak Studio (Berkeley, CA).

Razteria has opened for and performed with Grammy award winning Reggae artist Michael Rose, popular UK/JA lover’s rock Lloyd Brown, The Garifuna Collective from Belize and others. Noteworthy performances include the Montreal Jazz Festival, Reggae on the River, World One Festival, Northwest World Reggae Festival, and World Fest Los Angeles, to name a few. Her music has been featured on MTV’s True Life series as well as a few independent films.

On January 23, 2016 at the Ashkenaz in Berkeley, CA, Razteria, Sang Matiz, & Rahman Jamaal will present their new singles, Aventurera and Change, for the first time live in concert.  Aventurera, the title track from Razteria’s new album, blends South American sounds w/a flavor of Reggaeton, intertwining talents of Yuriza Jared (Sang Matiz) and Razteria.

Since 2013 Razteria has been a part of Empress Unification, a collective of Bay Area female artists who perform Reggae and World music in five different languages (English, Farsi, French, Portuguese, and Spanish), backed by The Fyah Squad Band.  The purpose of the collective is to highlight the works and messages of female artists advocating peace, love and unity, as well as to raise funds and collect donations for local women’s charities. The collective consists of Irae Divine, Razteria, Sol Atash, and Ariel Marin. In April 2015, as part of the UnderCover Presents production of Bob Marley’s “Exodus” album, Empress Unification & The Fyah Squad Band recorded the title track Exodus at Fantasy Studios, for which Razteria arranged and recorded the vocals and harmonies.

On Aventurera, Razteria is reinventing herself, branching out musically, learning to let go by releasing memories, and sharing her life lessons.  She believes that there is something on this album that everyone will be able to make their own, relating to the messages embedded within the soundscapes of these songs.  Razteria says “It’s the Aventurera who goes beyond the known, the comfort Zone, and is able to grasp, and be thankful for, the beauty of the unknown: the changes and challenges of Life.”

Aventurera Single:

Change Single:

For Music Samples or to pre-order the album “Aventurera” please visit:

For Interview Requests please contact Billy James/Glass Onyon PR: or 828-350-8158

For Bookings and Management please contact Amanda Amid/Royal Management: or 415-878-6468

News 2016!

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Greetings! Happy 2016!

After a very musically productive end of the 2015, I am so very happy to be able to present to you a couple of singles from the soon coming new album set to be released March 18, 2015.

I have two shows coming up in the SF Bay area to present these and I really hope that you can make it out!
1/23/16 at the Ashkenaz in Berkeley, and
2/5/16 At Angelicas in Redwood city

The new singles are:

AVENTURERA blends South American sounds w/a flavor of reggaeton, intertwining talents of Yuriza Jared (Sang Matiz) & Razteria. We become the adventurer in the song, traveling either physically or spiritually, to grow & heal. Available for purchase on all digital platforms 1/15/16.

CHANGE, contrasting artists Rahman Jamaal & Razteria, fuse on this trilingual crossover track which calls for revolutionizing our mind-state without fear. Change is the only constant in Life. Available for purchase on all digital platforms 1/22/16.

I look forward to seeing you at the shows!

Thank you for your support :)

Love, Renee




Little Sister (Lil Eyz) is a lively reggae-pop tune emanating the importance of nurturing relationships like sisterhood and family. This is Razteria’s personal message reaching out to her youngest sister whom she did not have the opportunity to grow up with. Fruit of an international collaboration, recorded at Live Oak Studio (Berkeley, CA), mixed by Kinyama Sounds (Geneva, Switzerland) and mastered by Justin Weiss TrakWorx (South San Francisco, CA).

Many thanks! Gracias! Merci Beaucoup! To my friends and family as well as to the powers of the Universe for giving me the opportunity to continue creating music. I hope that this track will make you smile :)

IDC, Independent distribution collective
Renee Asteria (Razteria)

Bass: Waddell Bell
Drums/percussion: Lou Neuburger
Keyboards: Raliegh Neal
Guitar: Luke Thomas + Renee Asteria
Vocals: Renee Asteria
Recording Engineer: James Ward (Live Oak Studio, Berkeley CA)
Mix Engineer: Nicolas Duboux (Kinyama Sounds, Geneva, Switzerland)
Mastering: Justin Weiss (TrakWorx, South San Francisco)

Little Sister (Lil Eyz) Lyrics – In Honor of Sisters’ and Brothers’ Day :)

Happy Brother and Sisters Day :) I was planning on releasing “Little Sister”, a new song and music video, dedicated to my nieces and sisters today but it is not quite ready! Soon coming! In the meanwhile here are the lyrics

Feliz Dia de los Hermanos/as :) Hot tenia planificado hacer la salida de mi nueva cancion “Little Sister” (Hermanita), dedicada a mis hermanas y sobrinas, pero todavia falta terminarlo! Viene pronto! Por el momento – pueden disfrutar de la letra que hice la traduccion en Espanol :)

Joyeux Jour des Freres et Soeurs! J’avais prevue de faire sortir ma nouvelles chanson “Little Sister” (Petite Soeur) au’jourd’hui mais c’est ne pas encore terminer. Pour le moment voici les paroles traduit en Francais!



Verse/verso/couplet #1


Little sister, whatcha doing today, give me your hand so we can go out and play

Hermanita que haces hoy día, da me tu mano para que vayamos a  jugar

Petite soeur qu’est-ce que tu fais aujourd’hui, donnes-moi ta main pour qu’on aye jouer


When I saw you the first time I didn’t know what to do but then I got a chance to hold you

No sabía qué hacer cuando te vi por la primera vez pero tuve chance de sostenerte

Je ne savais pas quoi faire quand je t’ai vue pour la première fois mais j’ai eu la chance de te porter dans mes bras


Sister whatcha doing today I got a plan, lets go out and play

Hermanita que haces hoy día, tengo un plan, salimos a jugar 

Petite soeur qu’est-ce que tu fais aujourd’hui, j’ai un plan, on va sortir pour jouer


You change every heartbeat – I grew with you too, each and every step I’d like to help you

Cambias con cada bate de corazón, y he cambiado junto con tigo, paso por paso quiero apoyarte

Tu changes avec chaque battement de coeur, et j’ai progressé avec toi, pas à pas je voudrais t’aider




Brushin alongside of me, Give me your hand say hi to me,

Rozando a mi lado, Da me tu mano, Saludando me

Près de mon côté, Donnes-moi ta main, me saluant


Don’t please don’t cry, I’ll never say goodbye (X2)

Por favor no lloras, Jamás diré Adiós

S’il te plais ne pleures pas, Jamais je dires au revoir


Sister whatcha doing today I got a plan, let’s go out and play

Hermanita que haces hoy día, da me tu mano para que vayamos a  jugar

Petite soeur qu’est-ce que tu fais aujourd’hui, donnes-moi ta main pour qu’on aye jouer


I wanna be there for you hear your calling, share my thoughts and hope they can help you too

Quisiera estar para escuchar tu llamada, compartir mis pensamientos esperando que te ayudaran

J’aimerais être là pour entendre ton appelle, partager mes penses en espérant qu’ils te servent


Sister whatcha doing today I got a plan, lets go out and play

Hermanita que haces hoy día, tengo un plan, salimos a jugar 

Petite soeur qu’est-ce que tu fais aujourd’hui, j’ai un plan, on va sortir pour jouer


It’s a beautiful life shall we walk it together Whatcha say whatcha say

La vida es bella, caminaremos la junta, que te parece que dices

La vie est belle, est-ce qu’on peut la marcher ensemble?




Little sister, whatcha doing today, Give me your hand so we can go out and play

Hermanita que haces hoy día, da me tu mano para que vayamos a  jugar

Petite soeur qu’est-ce que tu fais aujourd’hui, donnes-moi ta main pour qu’on aye jouer


In times of trouble never hesitate to reach out to me, I’ll do whatever it takes

Siempre puedes contar con migo cuando hay desafíos demasiados grandes, haría todo lo posible

Dans les moments les plus difficiles, tu peux toujours compter sur moi, je ferai tout le possible


Sister whatcha doing today I got a plan, let’s go out and play

Hermanita que haces hoy día, da me tu mano para que vayamos a  jugar

Petite soeur qu’est-ce que tu fais aujourd’hui, donnes-moi ta main pour qu’on aye jouer


Like seeds in the garden need water and light, Working together it’s gonna be alright

Como semillas en el jardín requieren agua y luz, todo es posible cuando trabajamos juntas

Comme des semences dans le jardin ont besoin d’eau et de lumière, tout est possible quand on travailles ensemble




Brushin alongside of me, Give me your hand say hi to me,

Rozando a mi lado, Da me tu mano, Saludando me

Près de mon côté, Donnes-moi ta main, me saluant


Don’t please don’t cry, I’ll never say goodbye (X2)

Por favor no lloras, Jamás diré Adiós

S’il te plais ne pleures pas, Jamais je dires au revoir




I see you brushing alongside of me, I see you running alongside of me, I see you dancing along side of me, I’ll never say good bye

Te veo rozando a mi lado, corriendo a mi lado, bailando a mi lado, jamás diré Adiós

Je te vois près de mon côté, courant de mon côté, dansant de mon côté, Jamais je dirais au revoir


I see you running alongside of me, I see you dancing along side of me, I see you smiling longside of me, I’ll never say good bye

Te veo corriendo a mi lado, bailando a mi lado, sonriendo a mi lado, jamás diré Adiós

Je te vois courant de mon côté, dansant de mon côté, sourient de mon côté, Jamais je dirais au revoir


Sister you can come to me for anything, You can trust me I’m here for you just know that

Come to me, Just call on me you can count on me, You can call on me, I’ll never say goodbye.


Hermana puedes pedirme le que sea, haz me confianza, estoy aquí para ti, jamás diré Adiós

Ma soeur tu peux me demander tout ce que tu veux, fais-moi confiance, je suis là pour toi, je ne dirais jamais au revoir


World One Festival

world one

WorldOne Festival is an eclectic multicultural all-day arts, culture and music fest in Cerrito Vista Park featuring an array of artists from around the world. Lots of activities for people of all ages and great food too, this is El Cerrito’s biggest event of the year.
If you were there this year for our 15th annual installment of the home-town large-scale friendly extravaganza, then you know what we’re talking about! Tell your friends you’ll see them there next year for the 2014 version!

The flags unfurl and the music flows
on July 3rd (5 – 7 PM) & 4th (10 – 7 PM) 2013
in El Cerrito, California.
Cerrito Vista Park is where it all takes place, every year.
We’re did it again, and celebrated the Festival’s 15th anniversary in 2013!

World Fest Los Angeles

WorldFest will be held at
Woodley Park
6350 Woodley Ave
Lake Balboa, CA 91406

The WorldFest 2014 Earth Day Festival will be held on Sunday, May 18th, 2014, from 10:30am to 7:00pm, at the beautiful outdoor setting of Woodley Park in Lake Balboa, CA. We will welcome our attendees to a magnificent day filled with entertainment, education and enlightenment. The combination of great music, empowering speakers, environmental, humanitarian and animal welfare non-profits, kid’s activities and a delicious food court make for an earth-friendly experience that is sure to be inspiring and enjoyable for all.

Here’s What’s Happening at WorldFest this Year:

Main Stage – bigger-name bands and celebrity speakers.
Earth Lounge – singer/songwriters, jazz, rock, funk, and world music groups and poets.
EcoTent – speakers, discussions, and displays about sustainable living and current environmental issues
Healthy Hut – speakers, discussions, and displays about health including yoga, meditation & cooking demos.
Animal Pavilion – films, speakers, and displays about the human-animal relationship
FixFest, a low cost spay or neuter clinic for local pets by licensed veterinarians in professionally outfitted mobile units
Art Avenue – Engaging art work with a message of sustainability, humane issues or environmentalism
Exhibitors – more than 100 companies and organizations showcasing their products or eco- and animal-friendly messages.
Kids’ Kingdom- storytelling, face painting, and children’s entertainers and other activities!
Oasis Beer and Wine Garden brought to you by the Lagunitas Brewing Company – Refresh yourself in the Oasis located near the Main Stage!
Animal Adoptions – dogs, cats, rabbits and lots of animals looking for good homes!
ATM Access: There is an ATM machine on the grounds of WorldFest.
Bring your own water bottle to WorldFest for FREE FILTERED DRINKING WATER!
Free water* at WorldFest! We are pleased to say that this year we have Ecowater Systems filtering our water for us. Please stop by the booth for more information. (* water is free if you bring your own cup or bottle. We will also be selling steel bottles and you can get a compostable cup for $1.

Admission prices! Get Presale tickets here

– Presale tickets until May 1st- $8 – Buy Pre-sale Tickets Here!
At the Festival
– General Admission- $12
– Seniors over 60 – $5
-College Students – $5
– Ride your bike to WorldFest – $5
– Take the Metro – $5
(show your pass or ticket for the day)
– Kids 12 and under – FREE

Tickets are tax deductable
Towards Freedom is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization

Pets are not allowed except for service animals.

We are so sorry to say that due to strict Health Department regulations and liability issues we are unable to accommodate your dogs (even on-leash) at the event this year. We are all animal- lovers and this is really disappointing for us. If it was possible for us to have them, we would! However, you can still get your “dog-fix” and all the dog-licks you can handle by visiting the many adoptable dogs from rescue organizations that will be available at the festival. Service animals are allowed.

Interested in Ride-Sharing to WorldFestPickUp Pal Sign up here for an account and become a member of a growing and dynamic community. It is free to join and to use. PickupPals can track the number of rides they have given or taken and the number of miles they have traveled via ride sharing and WorldFest can keep track of the amount of carbon emissions we have collectively reduced as a result!

Biking to WorldFest?

Attendees biking to WorldFest can lock their bikes to our fencing in a specified area and we will have volunteers watch over them until your day is done!

Visiting from out of town?

Make it a WorldFest Weekend. Celebrate with other like-minded friendly folks at any one of these events happening all weekend long! For more info click here, WorldFest Weekend.
We’ve set up a deal with the Best Western Carriage Inn very close to WorldFest. Hotel rooms are available for a discounted rate of $99 up to quad occupancy at Best Western Carriage Inn. These hotel rates (as well as car and air needs) are available for May 15-19, 2014 by booking through Green Earth Travel:

Donna Zeigfinger
Green Earth Travel LLC
301 229-5666
“Destinations That Make A Difference”